About Andrea Olson
Welcome! I’m Andrea.
I teach movement-based expressive arts, intermingling drawing, writing, dance/movement, and improvisation for creativity, healing, enjoyment. My expressive arts studio is located here in lovely Asheville, NC.
I am a facilitator.
The expressive arts are a useful tool for rekindling creativity, expanding self-awareness, healing old wounds, and enjoying ourselves and each other in a creative space.
In my studio, I offer drop-in “open studio hours” where you can stretch your creative wings and explore the tools at hand. I also work privately with individuals and small groups. Every year, we produce fantastic shows.
I teach with more emphasis on the creative process than product. Our tools include movement, drawing, painting, writing, improvisation, sandtray, shadow work, and dreamwork. Each modality intermingles nicely with the others.
I have my Master’s in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and my Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate from Tamalpa Institute.
I am a Minister.
I am an Ordained Minister and Depth-oriented Counselor with the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person, a non-profit religious organization. I am not a licensed psychotherapist and the services I provide are not “therapy.” I do not claim to be a therapist, nor do I treat people with mental health disorders. As a Minister, I support others in the pursuit of their own unique soulful and perhaps ‘religious’ path.
About Soulistic Healing of AIWP.
Soulistic Healing of AIWP is a congregation of the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP), a religious nonprofit chartered in the State of California. I became a minister of the AIWP on February 15, 2008, ordained to perform all the duties of a religiously ordained person, including providing guidance to members of this congregation. Soulistic Healing is a non-dogmatic religious organization interested in supporting members of this congregation in discovering and following each of their unique spiritual paths. To learn more about the AIWP, please visit their website here.